I live in a picturesque town called Poltava in central Ukraine. I’m a qualified architect. After graduation, I practiced architecture for 10 years. I’m a member of the Ukrainian Architects Union and I made my first attempts in silk painting while working professionally as an architect.
My work as an architect didn’t bring me enough art freedom and creativity, which my soul required, so silk painting became my main work. I have been practicing silk painting for about 15 years.
Each of my paintings has its own fate, its own unique and unpredictable way of life. So for me, silk painting is a life itself. Each line, each movement of a brush, each color shade remains deep in the fibers of which the fabric is made. As in the shortest episode of all life, the smallest part of a picture is unique. Spontaneity, exclusiveness, irreversibility – this links silk painting and life. That’s why I like this art medium. I invite you to touch the alluring, mysteriosly-shimmering world of silk, the world of my fantasies and dreams. – Olena Korolyuk